COVID-19 Guidance for Residential Living

Updated January 5, 2022 per campus announcement.

Face masks

Students are required to wear a mask in all public areas of the residence halls at all times. This includes hallways, stairwells, lounges, kitchens, and laundry rooms. Additionally, it includes community bathrooms, where masks should be warn except while performing personal hygiene.

Unmasking is permitted in a student’s private space if all those assigned to it are likewise comfortable with that arrangement. This includes student rooms, quads, suites, houses, and shared bathrooms.

This policy will be strictly enforced. Noncompliance will result in one formal warning followed by removal from campus housing.  

Guest policy

Students are not permitted to invite visitors from outside of campus to visit and stay in residence halls. Parents and other visitors may drop off items to students.

ID Card Access

Students only have card access to their respective building of residence. Off-campus students do not have card privileges for the residence halls. Outside guests are not permitted per the revised guest policy. Those students living elsewhere on campus will need to be let in and escorted by a resident of the building in question. 

Quarantine/Isolation Space

Select College-owned houses have been allocated for the purposes of quarantine and isolation. The Health Center is currently coordinating the testing and relocation process. Any student who feels ill or thinks that they may have been exposed should be proactive in contacting them.

Density and Social Distance

There are no specific limitations on density and social distance within the context of public spaces at this time. This is subject to change as guidance evolves through the Winter and Spring. Updated information will be posted here and on the College’s COVID-19 webpage.  


Programs will pivot be being passive or virtual for the time being. Given the higher risk of transmission while eating, programs involving food will be suspended until further notice.